This article is from the Feminism References FAQ, by Cindy Tittle Moore email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
Connel, R.W. _Gender and Power: Society, The Person, and Sexual
Politics_. Stanford University Press. 1987.
Dinnerstein, Dorothy. _The Mermaid and the Minotaur: Sexual Arrangements
and Human Malaise_. Harper & Row, New York. 1976.
Examines the roots of patriarchy.
Figes, Eva. _Patriarchal Attitudes: Women in Society_. Reprint.
Persea Books, New York. 1986. ISBN: 0-89255-122-4 (trade paperback).
Examines factors which have placed women in subservient roles in
most societies, including Christianity, capitalism, Freud, and
Millet, Kate. _Sexual Politics_. New edition. Touchstone Books,
Simon and Schuster Inc. 1990 (orig. 1969). ISBN: 0-671-70740-X
From blurb: "With searing eloquence, it traces the evolution of
the women's movement starting from 1830, focusing on the profound
changes in fundamental values that were -- and are -- its goal.
In the tradition of feminist criticism pioneered by Simone de
Beauvoir and Doris Lessing, Millett examines four key figures --
D.H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Norman Mailer, and Jean Genet -- to
illuminate how patriarchial bias and myth are reflected in the
exploitation of women in literature."
Perelberg, Rosine Josef, and Ann C. Miller, eds. _Gender and Power in
Families_. Tavistock/Routledge, London and New York. 1990.
Sargent, Lydia, ed. _Women and Revolution. A Discussion of the Unhappy
Marriage of Marxism and Feminism_. South End Press, Boston, 1981.
Pluto Press, London, 1981.
An edited collection of articles on the nature of the relationship
between capitalism and patriarchy.